Dillman Winery is set not too far back from the Rhein River in Geisenheim.  By all accounts it could be considered a ‘newcomer’ with it being only a second generation family run business.  However, it’s precisely this that we love about it!  Not caught up in stuffy ideas or old traditions that no longer serve them.

The Story of Dillman Winery

So what began as a hobby some 40 something years ago is now a flourishing family business.  In fact, it began with Karlo Dillman dabbling with a little wine making having only one barrel and one grape variety.  And as the years passed not only did the number of barrels grow but so did Marcel’s (Karlo’s youngest son) love for wine making.

So after completing his wine making studies Marcel returned to the wine farm in 2014 and the official Dillman Winery business was born.  Next, Karlo retired from Policing the banks of the Rhein and joined the business full time in 2015.  And finally in 2018 Marius joined bringing his marketing, media and DJ skills to ever the expanding business.  Of course through all this, mum was a constant always keeping the boat steady.

The Dillman Family

The Dillman Family is nothing but warm and welcoming!  And they do in our opinion represent what a happy and thriving family business should be.  From the matching tattoo’s (yip dad got one too) to the family portraits on the wall for all to see.  Undoubtedly Dillman Winery is a great day out with some wonderful wine tasting!!

The Vibe

A modern and industrial feel with soft finishes A newly renovated and extended warehouse serves as the main building.  Housing a small restaurant and a large partitioned entertainment area.  Outside, tables and sofas constructed out of old palettes are scattered around.   In addition to this, they sit on the lip of vineyard allowing you to look out over the vines and the never ending rows.  Also, large white umbrellas serve up much needed shade for those who want it.  Furthermore a large converted Storage container serves as a bar for events etc.

Along with the vast number of vibrant green vines are large lavender bushes.  These not only cleverly divide the space but also create a beautiful contrast between the purple and the green and white.

The Wine

Dillman Winery has a nice selection of both white wine, red wine and dessert wine.  Namely

  1. Riesling
  2. Pinot Gri
  3. Sauvignon Blanc
  4. Muscatel
  5. Pinot Noir
  6. Merlot
  7. Cabernet Sauvignon

Of course it will come as no surprise that they have Riesling but as a Sauvignon Blanc drinker I was delighted to find they make an incredibly drinkable wine!

Most Popular Wine

Currently, their most popular wine is their Rosé, the Rosalinda.  And this makes up a whopping 20% of the production, there is no doubt that Rosé’s time has arrived!

For more information on their wines check out their website below.

Langestraße 17A
65366 Geisenheim

Monday – Friday: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Additional Info:    Dillman website | instagram